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The 20 sparkling full length performances from The Nat King Cole Show featured on this DVD prove what a consummate artist Cole was, whether singing in his intimitable style or demonstrating his skills as a pianist. The track listing includes many Cole faovrites such as "When I Fall In Love", "Somewhere Along The Way", "Tenderly", "The Christmas Song", "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire" and of course his signature tune "Mona Lisa". Several of the guests who appeared on the show are also featured in duets with Nat including Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Oscar Peterson Trio, Johnny Mercer and the Mills Brothers. Between the songs there are interviews with Nat King Cole's wife Maria, his three daughters Natalie, Casey and Timolin, his brother Freddy, and with Bob Henry, the producer/director of the original series. The whole program is linked by narration from actor Dennis Haysbert.
Track Listing: 1. When I Fall In Love 2. Chicago 3. Just You, Just Me 4. Sweet Lorraine (with the Oscar Peterson Trio) 5. Somewhere Along The Way (with Sammy Davis, Jr.) 6. Caravan 7. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face 8. I'm In The Mood For Love 9. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart 10. Crazy Rhythm 11. Opus One (with the Mills Brothers) 12. It's Only A Paper Moon 13. Too Close For Comfort 14. Tenderly 15. Mona Lisa 16. Almost Like Being In Love 17. Blueberry Hill (with Billy Preston) 18. Save The Bones For Henry Jones (with Johnny Mercer) 19. The Christmas Song 20. Sitting On Top Of The World
nice concert what more do you need to say about a great singer and trailblazer of his time.
very good music